(from Weekly British Whig, Aug. 28th, p.4)
The Fisher cup contest between the Norah and White Wings is declared off, as the parties cannot agree upon terms. John Bell, owner of Norah, will not consent to sail under the rules of the Lake Yacht Racing Association.
The schr. Acacia was caught in Thursday's gale on Lake Ontario with a load of coal, bound from Charlotte to Kingston. She got over the storm after losing her fore-boom, foregaff and splitting her foresail. She is now being repaired. In the same gale the scow Laura D. had a lively time going from Cape Vincent to Picton. She lost her gafftopsail.
Capt. Robert Thompson, of the barge Maggie, in tow of the prop. Erin, while shifting ties on deck slipped and fell overboard. He was drowned. This occurred about four miles from Bois Blanc light, and ten miles out from Mackinaw Island. A reward of $100 is offered for the recovery of the body. He was a young man, and leaves a widowed mother living in St. Catharines.